We interview Kangxin Partners, to find out more about the IP law firm with extensive operations across China and why they decided to sponsor FICPI

Firstly, our thanks for choosing to sponsor FICPI. Could you tell us what prompted your decision?

FICPI offers various networking events, including fora, congresses, and webinars, which can provide valuable opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration. It is a good opportunity to connect with other IP professionals from around the world.

Could you introduce us to Kangxin and tell us more about your operations?

Since its establishment in 1994, Kangxin has grown into a leader amongst IP law firms in China, with offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xi’an, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Dongguan. We currently have more than 500 staff, including patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and specialist IP professionals. We focus on all aspects of intellectual property, including IP litigation, enforcement, patents, trade mark, copyright and IP consulting, dedicated to building a leading digital platform for expert IP service. Our client base includes domestic Chinese enterprises and international companies from around the world.

FICPI values expertise, professionalism, and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of IP practice. We share these values and have a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality legal services to clients in China and around the world.

Kangxin is particularly well-positioned to serve the needs of the FICPI audience of international independent IP attorneys for several reasons. Firstly, we have extensive experience in the Chinese IP market, which is becoming increasingly important as China continues to grow as an economic and innovation powerhouse. We have a deep understanding of the Chinese legal system, including the latest developments in IP law and practice, and can provide valuable guidance and advice to foreign clients looking to protect their IP assets in China.

Secondly, we have a strong track record of working with international clients. Our firm has a team of attorneys and professionals who are fluent in multiple languages and can provide comprehensive IP services across different jurisdictions. We have established strong relationships with other IP firms and organisations around the world, which allows us to provide seamless and efficient support to clients in cross-border IP matters.

Visit http://en.kangxin.com for more information.

Could you tell us about the benefits you've found from being a member?

Becoming a member of FICPI can provide valuable opportunities for professional development, networking and recognition in the field of intellectual property.

FICPI offers a range of educational and professional development opportunities for its members and provides a platform for IP professionals from around the world to connect and build relationships. Members can attend FICPI events, such as forums, congresses, and webinars, to meet other professionals in their field and share knowledge and experiences.

FICPI membership is a mark of excellence and professionalism in the field of IP. Members are expected to uphold high ethical standards and to demonstrate a commitment to continuing education and professional development. FICPI membership can also enhance our firm's reputation and credibility with clients and colleagues.

What benefits have you found from attending previous FICPI Fora, Congresses, webinars and networking opportunities?

FICPI events bring together IP professionals from around the world to discuss the latest trends and issues in the IP field. FICPI events provide opportunities for us to meet associates from different countries. We think the FICPI events are a valuable and effective platforms for our professional development and relationship building in the field of intellectual property.

Tell us about the Kangxin staff who will be attending the Open Forum this year:


James P. Chen James P. Chen, Partner/Patent Attorney

Mr. Chen specialises in patent drafting, prosecution, re-examination, invalidation, administrative litigation, with a focus on macromolecule & polymer composite, material processing, mechanics, semiconductor devices & fabrication, electronics, liquid crystal driver circuits, electronic components, electrical instruments and digital processing. He also provides clients with technical advice on patent validity and search and analysis.  Mr. Chen is credited for his in-depth and comprehensive understanding of IP related laws and regulations. He is well known for his ability to analyse complicated facts and propose feasible solutions based on his abundant professional knowledge and practical experience.

Luna Zhang, Senior Counsel

Luna ZhangMs. Zhang started her IP practice in 2006 and has assisted IP owners from all over the world in devising and implementing tailored strategies for IP protection in China, with regard to both prosecution and enforcement. She is also very experienced in providing consultation and guidance to Fortune 500 companies, law firms and related institutions in the analysis and use of global IP data including trademark data, patent data, domain name data and online brand protection data. Based on her deep knowledge and extensive experience of IP practice, she provides proactive, insightful advice to clients and helps them to resolve their problems successfully and efficiently.

Next steps

Make the most of your participation in the FICPI Open Forum 2023, to be held in London from 4-7 October. Register to attend at: https://ficpi.org/ficpi-21st-open-forum

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